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McDonald Creek near Mount Prospect Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 0.71 ft at 5:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 5:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 5:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 6:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 6:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 6:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 6:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 7:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 7:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 7:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 7:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 8:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 8:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.71 ft at 8:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 8:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 9:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 9:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 9:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 9:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 10:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 11:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 11:15AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 11:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 11:45AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 12:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 12:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 12:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 12:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 1:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 1:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 1:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 1:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 2:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 2:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 2:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 2:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 3:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 3:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 3:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 3:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 4:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 4:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 4:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 4:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 5:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 5:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 5:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 5:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 6:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 6:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 6:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 6:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 7:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 7:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 7:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 7:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 8:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 8:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 8:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 9:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 9:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 9:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 9:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 10:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 10:15PM Aug 09, 2020Highest Observation: 1.44 ft at 10:30PM Aug 09, 2020Highest Observation: 1.44 ft at 10:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 11:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 11:15PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 11:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:45PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 12:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 12:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 12:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 1:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 1:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 1:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 2:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 2:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 2:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 3:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 3:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 3:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 3:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 5:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 5:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 5:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 5:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 7:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 7:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 7:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 7:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 8:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 8:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 8:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 8:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 9:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 9:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 9:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 9:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 10:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 10:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 10:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 10:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 11:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 11:15AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 11:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 11:45AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 12:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 1:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 1:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 1:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 1:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 2:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 3:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 3:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 3:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 3:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 4:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 4:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 5:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 5:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.35 ft at 5:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.36 ft at 5:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:15PM Aug 10, 2020Highest Observation: 1.44 ft at 6:30PM Aug 10, 2020Highest Observation: 1.44 ft at 6:45PM Aug 10, 2020Highest Observation: 1.44 ft at 7:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 7:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 7:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.37 ft at 8:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 8:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 8:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 8:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 9:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 9:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 9:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.23 ft at 9:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 10:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:15PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:45PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 12:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 12:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 12:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 1:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 1:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 1:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 1:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 2:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 3:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 6:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 7:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 7:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 7:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 7:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 8:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 10:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 10:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 10:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 10:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 11:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 11:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 11:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 11:45AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 12:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 12:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 12:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 12:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 1:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 1:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 1:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 1:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 2:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 2:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 2:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 2:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 3:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 3:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 3:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 3:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 4:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 4:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 4:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 4:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 5:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.06 ft at 5:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 5:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 5:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 6:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 6:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 6:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 7:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 7:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.01 ft at 7:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1.01 ft at 7:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 8:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 8:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 8:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 8:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.99 ft at 9:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.99 ft at 9:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.99 ft at 9:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 9:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 10:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 10:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 10:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.98 ft at 10:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:15PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:30PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:45PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 12:00AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 12:15AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 12:30AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 12:45AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:00AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:15AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 1:30AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:45AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 2:00AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 2:15AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 2:30AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 2:45AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 3:00AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 3:15AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 3:30AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 3:45AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 12, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 4:15AM Aug 12, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMCDI2(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (5:09AM Aug 12, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.94 ft at 4:15 AM CDT 12-Aug-2020.
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the McDonald Creek near Mount Prospect. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Des Plaines (Algonquin Road)
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 3
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.08 ft on 08/14/1987
(2) 8.04 ft on 07/13/1957
(3) 7.73 ft on 06/11/1967
(4) 7.58 ft on 06/20/1972
(5) 7.46 ft on 12/03/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.40 ft on 01/30/2014
(2) 6.96 ft on 04/18/2013
(3) 3.14 ft on 04/15/2012
(4) 7.17 ft on 07/23/2011
(5) 5.71 ft on 05/13/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.12 ft on 06/03/2010
(2) 0.20 ft on 07/21/2009
(3) 0.51 ft on 07/01/2012

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12.5 North Central Service railroad tracks threatened near the creek in Mt Prospect.
11.5 Numerous residences threatened along the creek near Burning Bush Lane. Structures threatened at River Trails School in Mt Prospect.
9 Mt Prospect Fire Station 14 threatened in Mt Prospect. Numerous commercial and industrial structures threatened along Foster Avenue in Wheeling. Parking lots threatened at River Trails School in Mt Prospect.
8.5 Burning Bush Lane threatened in Mt Prospect.
8 Athletic fields are inundated at Tamarack Trails Park in Mt Prospect.
7.5 Camp McDonald Road threatened in Prospect Heights and Wheeling. US-45 (Des Plaines River Road) and Kensington Road are threatened in Mt Prospect.
7 A few residences threatened along the creek between Willow Road and Euclid Avenue in Prospect Heights and Wheeling. Euclid Avenue and Wolf Road threatened in Mt Prospect.
6 Trails inundated at Woodland Trails in Mt Prospect.
2.5 Water overtops low-lying banks near the gauge in Prospect Heights and Wheeling.
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Latitude: 42.095278° N, Longitude: 87.912778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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